I Know What You Did Last Summer’s Madison Iseman on How the Reboot Stacks Up to the Original
So you’ve finished watching Squid Game and are now looking for a new show to binge. Well, I’ve got you. If you’re a fan of the iconic 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, then saddle up, because Amazon will be premiering a TV series based on the slasher film and 1973 novel by Lois Duncan.
Starring Madison Iseman from Jumanji, the story revolves around a group of teenagers that find themselves bound by a dark secret. Brian Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore and Sebastian Amoruso join Madison’s character to try and find out who is hunting them down after they were responsible for a fatal car accident on the night of their graduation.
Written and produced by Sara Goodman, the show is going to have some pretty high expectations, with many already wondering how it stacks up to the original.
“I think it pays tribute in all the best ways. Our show very much starts the same, with the car crash, the cover-up, the killer. But then, on the other hand, our story is very much character-driven,” Madison, who plays twins Lennon and Alison, told POPSUGAR Australia. “So, it’s really our characters and their secrets that take us along the way. Yes, we’re running away from a killer but we’re really in a world where none of us are innocent and all of us are hiding something.”
The ’90s film, which starred Sarah Michelle Geller, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr., featured tormenting letters, but in the latest version, the handwritten notes will be replaced with threatening text messages instead, modernising the classic story.
Madison, who essentially plays two characters on the show opened up about the complexities of it all, saying it was definitely a challenge.
“The hardest thing was definitely the technicality of the twins. It was much more time consuming and we had to do everything twice, which time-wise was not the easiest,” she said.
The eight-episode series premieres on Amazon Prime Video today, and joins a long list of reboots that have been released this year. And as far as what Madison wants the audience to know before watching the show? It’s to expect the unexpected.
“I would just say to go in with an open mind. You’re in for a wild ride, and if this helps, none of us knew how this was going to end. We all jumped in after reading four episodes. So, we all had no idea how it was going to end and our minds were completely blown, so I hope the same thing happens with you.”
I Know What You Did Last Summer is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.